All-Desert Sun Watch: Week 8

October 15th, 2013 | by Andrew L. John | Comments

Now entering Week 8, we have another update to our weekly watch list, designed to give you the latest look at the early candidates for the All-Desert Sun football team. Return to the Desert Sun sports blog for weekly updates.

The number of weeks a player has appeared on the All-TDS Watch is in parentheses.

Offense –

Palm Springs WR Reinaldo Periera

Palm Springs WR Reinaldo Periera

QB Rex Rover (5)
Xavier Prep, 5’9 165, Sr.
Valley leader in total offense (1,689 yards) has 20 passing TDs.

RB Orlando Wallace (6)
Cathedral City, 5’11 185, Jr.
Has 702 yards and 12 TDs rushing in just five games

RB Trae Riek (6)
Palm Desert, 5’11 200, Sr.
Leads all rushers with 1,082 yards and 14 TDs on the ground.

RB Isaiah Ortega-Dage (3)
Shadow Hills, 5’11 180, Jr.
Versatile back has more than 750 total yards and 13 TDs.

WR Daniel Stabile (6)
Xavier Prep, 5’8 150, Jr.
Speedy receiver leads all receivers with 37 catches for 482 yards.

WR Reinaldo Periera (5)
Palm Springs, 5’8 160, Sr.
Has more than 700 yards of total offense and eight TDs.

OL Jeff Salas-Arellano (4)
Cathedral City, 6’1 205, Sr.
The three-year starter is a big reason the Lions have a deadly run game.

OL Eduardo Arizmendi (7)
Palm Springs, 6’3 225, Sr.
The captain of the line has been a catalyst for the Indians’ early offensive success.

OL Ben Simonds (7)
La Quinta, 6’4 260, Sr.
The two-way star has been a major reason for LQ’s success running the ball.

OL Jake Meyer (7)
Palm Desert, 6’2 245, Sr.
Meyer has played a role in Riek racking up the yardage on the ground this year.

OL Jamal Holdman (7)
Cathedral City, 6’2 255, Sr.
The two-way standout has a handful of pancake blocks already this season.

K Luis Castellanos (4)
Cathedral City, 6’0 170, Sr.
Castellanos is 33-of-33 on PATS and 2-of-4 on field goals.


Defense –

Coachella Valley DB Izak Ocon

Coachella Valley DB Izak Ocon

DL Jake Ashton (7)
Xavier Prep, 6’4 215, Sr.
Xavier’s best defender also has 34 catches for 425 yards and eight TDs.

DL Bobby Orrellano (7)
La Quinta, 6’0 260, Jr.
The heart of what many consider to be the best defensive line in the valley.

DL Sergio Hernandez (2)
Cathedral City, 6’3 225, Sr.
Leads the Lions in sacks and also has two defensive TDs.

LB Chance Spates (6)
Palm Springs, 6’0 215, Sr.
The clear leader of the best scoring defense in the valley.

LB Darius Griffin (4)
La Quinta, 5’11 225, Sr.
A bruising force on both sides of the ball for a dangerous Blackhawks team.

LB Vince Guzman (3)
La Quinta, 6’0 205, Sr.
Star linebacker is also LQ’s top offensive weapon this season.

LB Aaron Lomboy (7)
Cathedral City, 5’10 195, Sr.
Two-way star has two INTs and leads the Lions in tackles.

DB Franklin MIller (1)
Palm Springs, 5’5 155, Soph.
The athletic Miller is a key to the best pass defense in the valley.

DB Patrick Lucas (7)
La Quinta, 6’0 180, Sr.
Has a fumble returned for a TD and three interceptions on the year.

DB Justin Dorsey (4)
Cathedral City, 5’10 180, Sr.
The two-way standout has two interceptions and six TDs on the year.

DB Izak Ocon (2)
Coachella Valley, 5’9 160, Sr.
A force running the ball on offense, Ocon is a playmaker on defense, too.

RS James Rodriguez (6)
Cathedral City, 5’10 180, Sr.
Has three INTs, including one returned for a TD, and nine other TDs.

P Kyle Kabeary (6)
Palm Desert, 5’11 180, Sr.
Perhaps the best all-around player in the valley, Kabeary is an elite kicker/punter.

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